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  • 4. March 13

    Concepts of God are evolving to meet earth crisis, assert theologians

    How we understand God figures directly in how we treat our planet and its inhabitants, asserts a group of theologians in the newest issue of The Ecumenical Review.

  • 1. March 13

    Churches advocate for the rights of stateless people

    A WCC consultation has urged protection for the rights of over 12 million stateless people around the world, encouraging governments to ensure their basic human right to citizenship, adequate access to health care, education and employment.

  • 27. February 13

    Wesley Ariarajah invites theological renewal

    Theologian S. Wesley Ariarajah elaborated on central assertions of his new book "Your God, My God, Our God" in a conversation facilitated by Dr Clare Amos, WCC programme executive for inter-religious dialogue and cooperation.

  • 27. February 13

    Pope Benedict’s contributions to Christian unity

    The WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed “profound thanks” on 27 February for the ministry and witness of Pope Benedict XVI as he officially completed his service as head of the Catholic Church. Pope Benedict had announced his departure earlier in the month, effective 28 February.

  • 27. February 13

    Living with God in the context of HIV and AIDS

    Christian theology regarding all people as created in God’s image can help overcome the HIV and AIDS pandemic. This and other views on the impact of HIV in Africa, its gender dynamics and the role of people living with HIV, were shared by Prof. Musa W. Dube, a former consultant of the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa (EHAIA) in a recent interview.

  • 27. February 13

    Working for climate justice is an ethical and spiritual imperative

    Climate change is causing massive violations of human rights. This point was made at a side event on “human rights and climate change” during the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 25. February 13

    WCC consultation to analyze foreign involvement in Africa’s development

    How can Africa attain economic liberation, social welfare, as well as ecological protection in partnership with the European Union (EU), United States (US) and China? An ecumenical gathering in Tanzania will address this question by assessing investments in poverty eradication and development in the region.

  • 21. February 13

    Church in Syria provides aid to conflict victims

    The Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East has delivered around 75,000 humanitarian aid kits to an estimate of 280,045 individuals in Syria amidst its on-going conflict.

  • 21. February 13

    WCC moderator addresses Asia’s biggest Christian convention

    The Rev. Dr Walter Altmann, moderator of the WCC Central Committee, was one of the main speakers at the 118th session of Asia’s largest Christian convention held in Kerala, India.

  • 21. February 13

    Catholic delegates reflect on WCC’s new mission statement

    In a consultation held in Switzerland, delegates of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) pointed out “inspirations” as well as “challenges” in the new mission statement issued by the World Council of Churches (WCC) last year.